Maddy Sykes

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We need to stop our divisive obsession with intergenerational unfairness

We hear a lot about intergenerational fairness. In her October conference speech, Theresa May condemned the divide between “a more prosperous older generation and a struggling younger generation”. Then, this week, the Work and Pensions select committee said the pensions "triple lock" should be …

Income Inequality

An English-Speaking Teenager Has Woken Up From a Coma Speaking Fluent Spanish

The brain is capable of incredible things.<p>A 16-year-old in Atlanta has made headlines this week after waking up from a coma speaking fluent …

Pot Breathalyzer Hits the Street | National News | US News

This stock photography model's recent cannabis use likely would be detected by Hound Labs' breath test, and possibly by other devices that rapidly …

Sarkozy calls burkinis a 'provocation' that supports radical Islam

The former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has branded the full-body burkini swimsuits worn by some Muslim women a “provocation” that supports radicalised Islam.<p>The burkini ban: what it really means when we criminalise clothes<p>Read more<p>After efforts by a series of French coastal towns to ban women …

Religion

13 Famous Moms Who Have No Time For Breastfeeding Shamers

"If it's not for you, don't look."<p>These celebrity mamas have an important message for anyone who shames women for breastfeeding.<p>In honor of National Breastfeeding Month, we’ve rounded up famous mothers who have defended their right to nurse wherever, whenever they want. From Alyssa Milano, who has …

Breast Feeding

Ever Been Confused By How Many Gender Identity Terms There Are? Watch This

Cisgender... gender fluid... transmasculine -- your questions answered!<p>Keeping up with all of the different ways that people identify can feel overwhelming -- especially since we know gender exists on a spectrum and identity can be fluid.<p>This new video from Curious Jack attempts to demystify some …

LGBTQI

Setting the Record Straight about Gay Christians

I went to ministry school with a girl who had been "delivered" from homosexuality. She went on to marry a guy from our program who became a youth pastor and she was determined to act just like any other heterosexual spouse of a youth pastor would, but she was secretly miserable as hell. It's been …

The dark road to criminalizing pregnancy: Why everyone should care about the “feticide” conviction of Purvi Patel

Purvi Patel was sentenced to 20 years in prison after allegedly inducing an abortion. There’s a lot wrong here<p>On March 30, 2015, a 33-year-old Indiana resident named Purvi Patel was sentenced to 20 consecutive years in prison. She is the first woman in the U.S. to be convicted and sentenced on …

NFL Wants to Sack Anti-Gay Bill in Georgia

An NFL threat has the governor thinking twice about a bill that would allow faith-based organizations to discriminate based on sexual …

LGBTQI

Meet the Black Blues Musician Who Befriended the KKK

Daryl Davis, the subject of the controversial documentary ‘Accidental Courtesy,’ opens up about why he’s spent thirty-plus years getting chummy with …

Black Lives Matter

Missouri Republicans Break Democrats' 39-Hour Filibuster, Advancing Anti-Gay Bill

Lawmakers were trying to block a constitutional amendment, backed by Republicans in the state senate, that would protect religious people and organizations that oppose same-sex marriage.<p>Republicans in Missouri's state senate broke a 39-hour Democratic filibuster Wednesday morning, voting to advance …

LGBTQI

‘Male abortions’ would give the right to opt out of fatherhood, says political group

Men should be given the right to opt out of parenthood, absolving them of all responsibility for bringing up the child, a political group has …

Obama urges Supreme Court to reject suit on Colorado's pot law

Despite its opposition to making marijuana use legal, the Obama administration is urging the Supreme Court to reject a lawsuit from Nebraska and Oklahoma that seeks to declare Colorado's pot legalization unconstitutional.<p>The Justice Department's top courtroom lawyer said in a brief filed Wednesday …

Missouri bill would revoke scholarships if student-athletes strike

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state legislator is proposing that student-athletes lose their scholarships if they go on strike, in response to a threat by …

This Photo Series Puts Powerful Messages On Women's Naked Bodies

ADVERTISEMENT<p>Lately, our great nation has had some up and downs with feminism. We’ve seen blows to abortion rights, birth control access and equal …

Man Exacts Revenge on Cheating Girlfriend With Fake, Elaborate Marriage Proposal

Finding out the treacherous news that you're being <b>cheated</b> on by your significant other can lead you to two roads diverged in a yellow wood or …

Marriage

Meet The Millennial Power Women Behind Negative Underwear

Millennial cofounders Marissa Vosper and Lauren Schwab market their lingerie brand Negative Underwear as the anti-Victoria’s Secret, aiming to make lingerie with a woman in mind, instead of a woman in the eyes of a man. The University of Pennsylvania alumnae are standing out in the undergarment …

University of Pennsylvania

48 Things Women Hear In A Lifetime (That Men Just Don't)

Watch 80 years of subtle sexism in under two minutes.<p>Don't be a slut, but definitely don't be too prude. Don't be so emotional, but don't be a cold-hearted bitch. Prioritize your family over your career, but are you <i>sure</i> you want to be a stay-at-home mom?<p>Throughout our lives, women hear insidious, …

Feminism

Breastfeeding Mom Challenges a Critic's Icy Glare by Staring Right Back

Ashley Kaidel wasn’t deterred when a woman stared her down for breastfeeding uncovered in a restaurant. Instead, she used the incident as an …

Breast Feeding

Cat yoga: the fitness trend we have all been waiting for

Cats can now help keep you company as you go through your yoga exercises<p>Yoga fans looking for something a little different to try in 2016 need look no more, yoga with cats has arrived.<p>Yoga kitten likes to help me in my splits this was day 6 of #BeBoldBeYou with @norsoraya @yoga_lovely @jessicaolie …

Yoga

Marijuana recipes: Get baked with cannabis garlic bread

Despite all the shopping madness currently underway, the holiday season is really about spending quality time with friends and family.<p>Sharing a meal with loved ones shouldn’t be relegated to merely turkey and stuffing. Treat those who enjoy cannabis with this savory garlic bread recipe, shared by …

Cannabis

Justices Asked To Take Up Case Of Lesbian Parent's Adoption Rights

In September, the Alabama Supreme Court held that an adoption granted years earlier in Georgia to a same-sex couple was "void." One of the women's lawyers calls the decision "glaringly, clearly wrong," and they are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up her appeal.<p>WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court …

Alabama Supreme Court

Does Criminalizing the Red Light Do More Harm?

The late-August raid of the Rentboy.com offices in Manhattan by an interagency task force including Homeland Security, and the resulting arrests of …

Human Rights

Sex worker let clients abuse her young daughters, jury told

A sex worker allowed clients to rape and indecently assault her three young daughters and kept the children in a manner described as “almost Victorian in its bleakness”, a jury has heard.<p>The woman would allegedly beat her children with bamboo sticks and belts and keep them locked in a bedroom for …

Sociology

Dear Porn Stars: Dignity Is Priceless

Recently, news reports surfaced about a female freshman at Duke University who has been moonlighting as a porn star (“Belle Knox”) to meet the …

Colorado’s Sexting Nightmare

Colorado teenagers might face child pornography charges for sending each other nude photos.<p>Wherever smartphones and sex hormones coexist, there will …

A Prostitute Vs. the Sex Industry

Rachel Moran, an Irish former prostitute, has jumped into the middle of a debate that’s dividing feminists and human-rights advocates.<p>Rachel Moran …

Don't Be Fooled. Homicides In Schools Are Still Rare.

School violence tends to follow national crime trends, experts say.<p>On Thursday, Chris Harper-Mercer, 26, brought guns to Oregon’s Umpqua Community College and opened fire on unsuspecting students and instructors. He killed 10 people, including himself.<p>One day earlier, a South Dakota student shot …

Guns

California Cops Are Pissed About the State’s New Racial Profiling Law | VICE News

California cops will soon be required to document and make public the ethnicity and race of individuals they stop while patrolling — and they're not happy about it.<p>Civil rights groups praised the sweeping racial profiling bill signed into law this weekend by Governor Jerry Brown, but the law …